Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

  • Reply to threads, and start your own.
  • Post reviews of your campus visits.
  • Find hundreds of pages of informative articles.
  • Search from over 3 million scholarships.

Chance Me RD?

teknos92teknos92 Registered User Posts: 59 Junior Member
edited December 2009 in Vanderbilt University
Hispanic Male
Rank 10 of 570
GPA Unweighted: 3.82
GPA Weighted: 4.5
English is my second language
Taking 8 courses this year (4 AP's 1 Honors 3 ECs)

SAT's:
Crit Reading: 580
Math: 610
Writing: 580

SAT II:
Math II: 600
Spanish: 770
Biology M: 600

AP's:
Environmental 4
Spanish Language 5
Spanish Lit 4
English 2
Biology 2
Calculus AB 4
Psychology 3

Awards:
Most Improved Student
Top Male Student Award
District Recognition
Academic Recognition in Foreign Lang
Academic Recognition in Science
Academic Recognition in Music
Academic Recognition in History
National Honors Society

ECS:
Marching Band 4 yrs Alto Saxophone Section Leader
Concert Band 6yrs First Chair Alto Saxophone
Jazz Band 3yrs Lead Alto Sax
Drum Line 4yrs Co-Drum Captain
Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement 3yrs Historian 2yrs
Architecture Construction and Engineering 2yrs Vice President
KEY Club International 2yrs
Youth Volunteer Club 4yrs Organizer 3yrs
California Scholarship Federation 2yrs
Post edited by teknos92 on

Replies to: Chance Me RD?

  • blackbird23blackbird23 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    Your GPA and courseload seem on par, as well as your ECs (I play sax too. (: )

    Your standardized tests may be a little on the low side though.
  • jimpta12jimpta12 Registered User Posts: 61 Junior Member
    I agree. Your courseload, gpa, and ECs seem very competitive, but your test scores are definitely a tad low for vanderbilt. But being hispanic will definitely help you. My advice would be to send in your Spanish SAT II scores, but don't show them your other SAT II's or some of your AP scores because those might hurt you even though they're supplemental. I think with a unique essay you'd have a good shot. Good luck!
  • MoosecreamMoosecream Registered User Posts: 120 Junior Member
    I think ur low test scores are enouvf to keep you from getting in almost unconditionally. When ppl with high class ranks have low test scores, admissions peeps just assume ur high school sucks.
  • ALandeta1ALandeta1 Registered User Posts: 59 Junior Member
    what if you class rank is high and other ppl from your school score high that have a lower gpa?
This discussion has been closed.